24 Hours - Globe (1966)

Concept and creative process

‘24 Hours' was a daily review of the most important news of the moment and as such required an opening title which wasted no time. For his colour ’24 Hours’ titles, Alan Jeapes filmed two views of a static relief model globe. It was lit from one side, with a gobo creating a moving shadow passing across the relief surface, first revealing and then concealing the globe again. A countdown from 1 to 24 animated in a series of dissolves in synch with the shadow’s movement, becoming the ’24 Hours’ logo on reaching 24, and tracking and panning to centre screen.